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Wood Science Instructor

Northcentral Technical College
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Job Description:

Northcentral Technical College (NTC) is seeking a knowledgeable, energetic, professional full-time faculty member to teach in it’s Associate Degree Wood Science Program. This unique two year program is taught out of NTC’s beautiful one-of-a-kind 27,000 square foot Wood Technology Center of Excellence. This bright and modern facility houses state of the art equipment, used for both the Associate Degree program, as well as several certificates and Continuing Education classes. Due to the unique learning environment, businesses send students from around the country to NTC for this exceptional training. Located in Antigo, Wisconsin, the area offers many lakes and expansive forested areas featuring numerous outdoor activities including hunting, fishing, hiking, golfing, camping, skiing, snowshoeing, and biking. With a population of around 7,700, the city of Antigo has a small town feel, yet is large enough to meet your daily needs with multiple dining and retail businesses, and it is only 40 minutes from Wausau.

The successful candidate will teach the current and next generation of highly skilled workers in the secondary woods manufacturing industry, with an emphasis in the hardwood segment. The individual should be comfortable teaching a diverse set of Program course topics within this department, in a variety of formats, and using multiple forms of technology for instruction. The successful candidate will also work with businesses and organizations from around the country, and be the primary point of contact for the Program.



PLEASE NOTE: Industry professionals are encouraged to apply, our Academic Excellence team will assist you with the teaching skills you will need to be a success! Apply for this exciting opportunity at your earliest convenience. Although there is a posting deadline, all application submissions will be reviewed as they are received, and NTC will reach out to candidates selected for interviews prior to the position close date.

Required Faculty Qualifications:

Must have a minimum of two years (4,000 hours) full-time or equivalent demonstrated relevant wood industry occupational experience, one of which must be within the last five years.

Bachelor’s degree in Wood Science and Technology or related field, or an Associate’s degree with the agreement to obtain a Bachelor’s degree upon hire.

Willing/able to meet Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) and Higher Learning Commission (HLC) requirements, accreditation standards, and/or licensing standards where applicable.

Experience in teaching and working with diverse populations preferred.



Equipment includes:

CNC Router

CNC Moulder

Optimizing Ripsaws

Dry Kiln

Vacuum Kiln

Wood-Mizer Portable Saw Mill

Strength Properties Tester

Course topics could include:

Wood Manufacturing Processes

Wood Science and Technology

Hardwood Grading

Fundamentals of Furniture Making

Wood Adhesives Application

Wood Drying Science

Wood Industry Global Markets

Sustainable Biomass and Energy

Design Innovation in Wood Products



Our Comprehensive benefit package includes the following:

Health and Dental Insurance

Vision Insurance

Life and Long-Term Disability Insurance

Wisconsin Retirement System

403(b) Pre-Tax Retirement Savings

457 Deferred Compensation Plan (Pre-tax & Roth Option)

529 Plan

Section 125 Flexible Spending Account

TransAmerica-Accident, Critical Illness (voluntary)

Paid Holidays & Sick Leave

Professional Development